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What are the signs and symptoms of kidney problems?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hematuria & Pain
Now often found at prenatal maternal/fetal ultrasound.
. After birth large cystic, swollen kidney or large tumor sometimes causes visible bulge & can be palpated.Dark colored bloody urine can suggest nephritis, tumor or stone.Flank pain & percussion over lower rib cage could be pyelonephritis or obstructing stone. Thirst + large volumes of urine ?Diabetes insipidus(kidney can't concentrate urine.

In brief: Hematuria & Pain
Now often found at prenatal maternal/fetal ultrasound.
. After birth large cystic, swollen kidney or large tumor sometimes causes visible bulge & can be palpated.Dark colored bloody urine can suggest nephritis, tumor or stone.Flank pain & percussion over lower rib cage could be pyelonephritis or obstructing stone. Thirst + large volumes of urine ?Diabetes insipidus(kidney can't concentrate urine.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many signs, symptoms
Some patients are surprised to have kidney disease and have few symptoms.
Symptoms that are classic include foamy urine, insomnia, itching (pruritus), loss of appetite, food developing a strange taste (dysgeusia), swelling (edema), fatigue, offensive body odor, bad breath, weakness. Signs = anemia, elevated creatinine, proteinuria, low hematocrit, high urea levels, high po4, low vit d, low gfr.

In brief: Many signs, symptoms
Some patients are surprised to have kidney disease and have few symptoms.
Symptoms that are classic include foamy urine, insomnia, itching (pruritus), loss of appetite, food developing a strange taste (dysgeusia), swelling (edema), fatigue, offensive body odor, bad breath, weakness. Signs = anemia, elevated creatinine, proteinuria, low hematocrit, high urea levels, high po4, low vit d, low gfr.
Dr. James Cain
Dr. James Cain
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Kidney symptoms
One of the big problems about kidney disease is that you can have progressive loss of kidney function from poor circulation for years without having any symptoms.
Other symptoms include: pain in back right next to spine below diaphragm, blood in urine, high blood pressure, reduced urine output, excessive urine output, low sodium, low potassium, high potassium, protein in urine.

In brief: Kidney symptoms
One of the big problems about kidney disease is that you can have progressive loss of kidney function from poor circulation for years without having any symptoms.
Other symptoms include: pain in back right next to spine below diaphragm, blood in urine, high blood pressure, reduced urine output, excessive urine output, low sodium, low potassium, high potassium, protein in urine.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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